Here's the story of a non profit organization that, for nearly 40 years, has worked to inspire and motivate people from across the globe to reach their full potential through learning. The video highlights the important role that international education and overseas language immersion play in today's increasingly interconnected world. A selection of video footage and photo images are combined here to tell the story of an organization that continues to innovate new models of study abroad and to set the standard for foreign language training, as well as to convey the lasting impact that American Councils has made in the lives of its many constituents. That is our mission and our greatest accomplishment.
Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) is a multi-layered cross-cultural program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. TCLP is designed to increase the number of Americans teaching and studying Arabic and Mandarin.
The Overseas Flagship Programs were developed for students who already have advanced skills in a critical language not widely taught in the U.S., and who, through immersion-based intensive language study, want to achieve a superior or professional level of language proficiency. Many Flagship participants have public service career aspirations, but all interested and qualified language students are encouraged to apply.
All Overseas Flagship Programs are funded by The Language Flagship through the Institute of International Education. American Councils administers four Overseas Flagship programs, including: African, Arabic, Persian and Russian.
The Educational Seminars Program offers Department of State funded grants for U.S. school teachers and administrators.
Exchanges are short term, taking place during the summer, and focus on sharing of best practices and professional development. Current programs are administered with Argentina, Brazil, Greece, India, Italy, Thailand and Uruguay.